This Friday's song is "Memory" from the musical Cats. I chose this song because Teresa and I saw Cats in Miami on New Year's Eve in 2008. This was a little more than a month after we first met. Little did I realize how true the words from this song would be for me...
We are celebrating our fifth Christmas in Tallahassee this year. This year, I must have been an especially good boy because "Santa" made me a mincemeat pie. From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!
This Friday's song is "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" performed by Bing Crosby and David Bowie. It is almost hard to believe it has been over forty-five years since this was performed. I remember seeing this when it was first broadcast. It was a symbolic coming together of two generations. Perhaps each of us can take a moment to listen, reflect, and find ways to do this again today. Hope you enjoy "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" performed by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.
This Friday's song is "Bye Bye Love" by the Everly Brothers. The Everly Brothers performed this song on the Ed Sullivan show several times. I chose their debut performance in 1957 and the much more mellow version they did in 1961 for this week's post. I hope you enjoy!
Harrison Ford will return as the fedora-wearing icon for the fifth and final time in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny next summer. I have enjoyed a few of the films. This might be a "stretch". Will you be watching or take a pass?
This week's Wicked Cool is are a couple of videos of "The Neighborhood" shot from the Artemis 1 Orion spacecraft. As someone whose childhood dream was to be a NASA astronaut, all I can say is this is "wicked cool!"
Finished up my latest read, Damage Control by John Gilstrap, on Thursday night. This is Book 4 in the Jonathan Grave Thriller series. Very similar to the earlier books if you like techno thriller "good guys vs bad guys" stories.
This Friday's song is Goo Goo Muck by the Cramps because it just had to be... Half the country is dancing or at least humming to it since Jenna Ortega took to the dance floor as Wednesday Addams to the 1980 version by the Cramps.
We started watching the latest "hot" Netflix film Troll last night. The setting in Norway and the folklore premise are pretty cool, but other than that, the storyline is a very standard monster story trope. We will finish it up, but not sure why it has gotten as much hype as it has.
I usually miss the big "cultural events" when they are happening on TV. I never watched Lost or Survivor. I started The Sopranos and True Blood late. I was watching Dallas for the "Who shot J.R.?" craze, adding the ending song from each Mad Men episode to my playlist, and catching who got killed off next with Game of Thrones. We almost were not going to watch Wednesday on Netflix, but I am glad we decided to give it a try. Jenna Ortega does a great job. If you haven't watched yet, we are definitely giving it a thumbs up!
I haven't had the opportunity to visit Singapore over the past fifteen years, but I am always amazed when I see images, videos, or shows of how the city has continued to grow. One of these I came across recently is this video about the Gardens By The Bay. This 250-acre park is definitely "wicked cool."